Lot 21: LEpée, Officers Travel Clock, France, Late 20th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Brass, gilt, glass, enamel
LEpée (est. 1839) French clock manufactory with French origin, late 20th century
The dial inscribed LEpée / Fondé en 1839 / Saint Suzanne France; movement with manufacturers logo, inscribed MADE IN FRANCE and 11 ELEVEN JEWELS UNADJ., as well as numbered 00001565
Rectangular gilt brass movement with manucal movement, lever eycapement with balance wheel, 11 jewels
8 days power reserve
Half-hour strike on bell, hours repetition and alarm function
High rectangular gilt brass body with profiled socket and top with brass handle, the sides and the top with on the sides faceted glazing, the rear with a hinged door
White rectangular enamel dial with black Arabian and Roman clockhands
Clockhands of blackened steel
A doubled ending key is enclosed
Dimensions (without handle): 11.8 x 8 x 6.7 cm
The clock is in very good condition with minimal traces of wear. During in house testing the clock was functional. No guarantee on long term precision and regularity.
Carriage clocks small, portable, spring-driven clocks with carrying handles are among the most popular clocks with collectors today. This type of travelling clock was developed by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823), one of the most famous French watchmakers of his time. At the turn of the 19th century, these watches were called pendules de voyage. In the early 19th and 20th main producer was France, but they were most sold in England and the United States. (ala)
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